Somesha Ayobo couldn’t breathe. Morbidly obese and 35 weeks pregnant, she tried to treat herself with cough syrup, but over four days, her symptoms grew worse. On the morning of June 24, her roommate called an ambulance.
"A Pregnant Woman Went to the ‘Hospital From Hell’ Short of Breath. Six Hours Later, She was Dead." is from the December 24, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Peter Jamison and narrated by Sam Scholl.